Markaz is a Gold Sponsor to Kuwait Financial Forum


Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” has announced its participation as a Gold Sponsor to (Kuwait Financial Forum) that will be held today and tomorrow under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait. The forum is organized by Kuwait Banking Association in collaboration with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group at Sheraton Kuwait and will include a number of relevant ministers, central bank governors, senior government officials and a group of senior leaders in the Arab, regional and international financial, banking, advisory and economic institutions.

Caption: Mr. Alrazi Y. Al-Budaiwi, VP and Head of Media and Communications at “Markaz”

The (Kuwait Financial Forum) is a platform to discuss issues and challenges facing the Gulf banking sector in the next phase resulting from the falling oil prices and budgets’ deficit. The forum will also discuss future options in depth with governments, relevant regulatory authorities and leaders of Gulf and international banks and companies, as well as financial economists and experts in order to offer proposals for meeting those challenges and developing the banking sector in this high-risk phase.

Mr. Alrazi Y. Al-Budaiwi, VP and Head of Media and Communications at “Markaz” said: "Markaz is always keen on participating in such constructive economic events that aim at creating a sustainable economic environment and enhance the national economy. Markaz is committed, as one of the leading financial companies in the Middle East in asset management and investment banking fields, to monitor and keep up with economic developments and challenges affecting the local and regional investment climate.”

He added that the conference discusses many topics including GCC Countries’ Economies & the Outlines of the Next Phase, Monetary & Banking Policies in light of the Gulf Economic Changes, Global Economy Trends & Investment Prospects, Gulf Economic Union, Prospects of the Gulf Banking Industry in light of Economic Changes, The Reality and Future of the Islamic Banking Industry and Digitalizing the Gulf Banks.

Mr. Al-Budaiwi stated: "This sponsorship comes as part of “Markaz” corporate citizenship strategy that aims at fulfilling the corporate social and economic responsibilities through three main pillars, which are a) building human capabilities, b) aligning our business environment with the principles of sustainable development, c) and promoting good governance in the business environment. Our activities within this strategy include several variety of topics aimed at sustainability, including the development of the capacities of young people and enabling them to utilize their abilities towards achieving a sustainable future."

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About Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”
Established in 1974, Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C “Markaz” is one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Region with total assets under management of over KD 935 million as of December 31, 2017 (USD 3.05 billion). Markaz was listed on the Boursa Kuwait in 1997.
For further information, please contact:

Sondos Saad
Media & Communications Department
Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C. "Markaz"
Tel: +965 2224 8000 ext 1827
Dir: +965 2224 8020
Fax: +965 2246 7264
Email: [email protected]